CB Kevin Toliver | Move-in: Friday, Jan. 9
Toliver has been committed to the Tigers for about 26 months, and it will all finally become official when he sets foot on campus this weekend. With Jalen Collins' departure to the NFL and Rashard Robinson's status still in limbo, spots in the starting lineup are up for grabs, and Toliver should be in the thick of that discussion. He's a consensus five-star prospect and could very well finish the cycle as the No. 1 player in the Southeast, according to Scout's rankings. He's an instant impact type of player, and he'll serve some role in the secondary next season. These added practices in the spring should only give him a stronger case for a starting job.
QB Justin McMillan | Move-in: Saturday, Jan. 10
McMillan will give LSU a third quarterback in spring practices. It would be a long shot for him to compete with Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris, but the Tigers think he has a high ceiling. Cam Cameron loves the way this lefty spins the ball and his ability to run. He's from a proven high school powerhouse and isn't afraid of the big stage. He played in front of more than 46,000 people for his state championship game this season. We'll get a look at just how those intangibles mix with the rest this spring as he gets to work with the Tigers.
RB David Ducre | Move-in: Sunday, Jan. 11
LSU likens Ducre to Kenny Hilliard, and this four-star prospect expects to pick up his role. Ducre will be one of three scholarship running backs on campus this spring, so those added reps should give him an advantage before Nicholas Brossette and Derrius Guice get there in the summer. Ducre won't be the featured back in 2015 or 2016 — that's Leonard Fournette's job — but with his size, he should fill a special niche for that LSU backfield. An extra semester of practices should get him ready for carries come the fall.
TE Hanner Shipley | Move-in: Sunday, Jan. 11
Shipley also figures to have an early impact at LSU. Though some speculate that his future's as a lineman, Shipley is all tight end for now and could feature prominently in the blocking game. With Logan Stokes gone, LSU could use another big body to join Dillon Gordon in its two-tight sets. Shipley fits that mold, and spring practices will help accelerate his readiness.
CB Jeremy Cutrer | Move-in: TBD
We're still awaiting final confirmation on when Cutrer will arrive, but he is all set to finally come to LSU. He completed his coursework at MGCCC with passing grades and can finally fulfill that commitment he made out of high school. He had 44 tackles, nine pass breakups and an interception this past season. He'll start off at corner for LSU and compete for playing time with a crack at the starting lineup. His two years of junior college experience could give him a leg up on the younger corners, and he'll serve as another talented option for LSU to replace Collins.
CB Ugo Amadi | Move-in: Tuesday, Jan. 20
Amadi will be the last to enroll. He and his parents still plan to take an official visit the weekend of Jan. 16, and he'll officially move to campus soon after. Despite John Chavis' departure and Kyle Phillips opting for Tennessee, all expectations are that Amadi sticks with the Tigers. He'll have some work to do to climb up the DB depth chart, but he can carve out a role on special teams. Spring practices should help him find a place to fit in and see how he measures up with the rest of the corners on the roster.